Blog Archives

Youth service update

The latest update from the local youth service is out now.  Click here to download a copy.

Read all about the work the service has been doing with young people in our area, including how some young Shard Enders got to meet up with Brummie comic legend Jasper Carrott and former Shard End resident and Youth Centre user Jeff Lynne, who went on to achieve fame with ELO!

Interested in youth work?


Next Ward meeting – Monday 10 February

The Pump Centre on Kitts Green Road is the venue for our next ward meeting, which will be held on Monday 10 February, starting at 7pm.

Items to be discussed include the regular report from the local police team, an update on the district budget, presentations from Reel Access on the exciting Reawakening Lea Village and Glebe Farm Tapestry projects and a report on the activities provided by the Pump itself.

All residents are welcome!

Youth employment event at The Pump


Click on the image below for details


Big Gig at The Pump set for 31 October

Big Gig At The Pump

New training opportunity at The Pump

Initiate it!

The Lost Village, Morris Men and a whole lot of Punch!



The Reawakening Lea Village Festival takes place this coming Saturday, 25 May, from 2pm to 5pm.  Come and join performers, dancers, artists and residents to celebrate the story of Lea Village!

It will be a fantastic day bursting at the seams with arts activities, fun filled happenings, and exciting performances for all ages. This traditional festival with a modern twist will include face painting, pottery and finger puppet workshops, Punch and Judy shows, Morris dancing, Lea Village’s Got Talent and much more.

The Festival will also feature the premiere of The Lost Village - a community film written by and starring local residents.

The Village Cafe is joining in the fun by providing a barbeque and bouncy castle and The Pump Cafe on Kitts Green Road will also be open for coffee and cake.  If you fancy learning more about the rich history of the area, why not book yourself onto the first ever Lost Village Tour as part of the Birmingham Architecture Festival?

With activities happening within a one minute walk from Lea Hall train station, (just 6 minutes on the train from Birmingham New St) or 35 minutes on the No.14 bus from Birmingham, why wouldn’t you come and experience the now re-awakened Lea Village?

Click here for more info!

February Ward Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Ward Committee will be held next Monday, 11 February at The Pump, Kitts Green Road, starting at 7pm.

Items on the agenda include updates from the local police and Environmental Health Officer. There will also be presentations from local youth support organisation Fitcap and the Reawakening Lea Village team.

All residents are very welcome. Hope to see you there!

Youth work update

The November issue of the East Birmingham Youth Service update is out now and its good to see that work in the Shard End Ward again features prominently in its pages!

You can download a copy by clicking here.

Have you got the “write stuff” for Lea Village?

The Re-awakening Lea Village project continues to go from strength to strength, with residents working alongside community filmakers Reel Access and QSR2 Solutions on this exciting local history initiative, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

One of the project’s aims is to create a community film based on the stories of life in Lea Village past and present.  To help create the script, the project team are holding free workshops every Tuesday from 5pm at The Pump on Kitts Green Road.  So, if you fancy putting pen to paper, or have stories and ideas to share, please come along.

Re-awakening Lea Village will also enable residents to create a community archive, documenting life in the neighbourhood over the years.  If you are interested in helping with the creation of the archive, please contact Reel Access on 0121 675 8391 or email


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,450 other followers